Do your teeth appear dull, gray, or yellow? Tooth discoloration can affect your self-esteem and make you feel embarrassed of your smile. You’re not alone; most people develop permanent tooth stains from food, beverages, and aging. If you’re looking to whiten your smile, Dr. James Fondriest offers some helpful information about teeth whitening.
Store Bought Whitening Products
Have you bought whitening toothpastes or whitening kits from your local grocery store? More than likely, if you have used store-bought whitening products such as rinses, toothpastes, and gel strips, you were probably disappointed with their results. These products lack the potency to remove permanent tooth stains. In fact, store bought whitening products only address surface stains with abrasive ingredients. Many patients are surprised to learn that whitening toothpastes and whitening kits purchased from a grocery store can actually do harm to your teeth if used too often. Because of the concentration of abrasive agents, these products can damage your tooth enamel. We recommend that our patients use simple toothpastes that are approved by the American Dental Association and seek professional teeth whitening services to brighten their smiles.
Effective Teeth Whitening in Lake Forest
Dr. Fondriest understands that patients desire white and attractive-looking smiles. At Lake Forest Dental Arts we offer a variety of take-home whitening systems that will effectively brighten your smile without damaging your teeth. With prescription strength bleaching gel and custom whitening trays, you can improve the appearance of your smile while you sleep, watch television, or clean house. We also offer teeth whitening kits for patients with sensitive teeth.
To learn more about removing tooth stains, we recommend scheduling a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Fondriest. To reserve an appointment at our Lake Forest dentist office, contact us at (847) 234-0517. We serve patients from North Shore, Winnetka, Highland Park, Northbrook, Grayslake, and the surrounding Chicago neighborhoods.